Almost everything in the August garden has slowed down.
We’re in a bit of a drought. It rains, but not enough to truly soak the ground.
The tomatoes continue to ripen, and I have a lot of blanching to do. The weeds are the only plants that don’t seem affected by the dry weather. That’s to be expected, right?
Cherry and Roma tomatoes are doing well, but the heirloom tomato plants succumbed to some sort of rot, and the fruits are mealy and terrible. Maybe there is a reason for hybrids.
We are starting to plan a complete renovation of our back yard. It’s exciting and overwhelming at the same time. I am moving some of my favorite plants to other beds so that I can have a division or two for the new garden spaces.
The plants that I moved into the garden have done so well, like this Liriope muscari. I hope they can withstand transplanting. The new gardens should be fantastic, but I have to keep them healthy until next year.
One thing I need to figure out, is how to keep weeds from growing between pavers. Any suggestions?
I dug up some ostrich ferns from a front shade bed and planted them in the urns. I wasn’t sure if they’d like the relocation, but they seem happy so far. The cucumber vines that were formerly in the urns had faded.
Found this Ruellia marked down to $3.95 at the home improvement store. It’s a tropical, and the tag says it can be moved indoors for winter. I’m hoping that it gets enough sunlight inside to keep it going. The bumble bees love it.
Buddleia ‘Buzz Magenta’
Also found this “improved” butterfly bush ( Buddleia ‘Buzz Magenta Improved’) on the same outing. It has been living up to its name.
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